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John Virgil Hodges

Tullahoma - John Virgil Hodges, age 86 of Tullahoma, passed away Monday March 30, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center. John was a loving husband and always made his family a priority. He enjoyed boating, fishing and traveling with his family. He was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
John was preceded in death by his Parents Haskell and Lena Hodges; brothers George Hodges and Floyd Hodges; sisters Jean Lee, Joan Hodges, Judy Hodges, Ruth Minor and Della Cozine.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 Years Sandy Hodges; three children Patty Hutton, Connie (Greg) Maples and Robert Mogensen; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brothers Lloyd (Louise) Hodges and James Robert (Nancy) Hodges; several nieces and nephews.
There are no services scheduled at this time.


Karen Van Fossen Nicholson Gunn says:

I worked closely with John the last 12 years of my 22 years at Wagner Brake. He was the best boss I've ever had in all the years I've worked. He was a good guy and will truly be missed. Prayers for Sandy and the rest of the family.

Pat Gaddis says:

I am so sorry to hear of John passing away. I worked with him for around 12 years at Wagner and I will always remember that smile. He loved everything about life. He once told me that he had no regrets in life and if he had to do it all again he would do it exactly the same! Prayers and hugs to Sandy and the rest of the family.

Nancy Hodges says:

Sandy, I am so sorry about John's passing and I wish I could be there with you. John and I use to banter with each other a lot, and I think he enjoyed that, but he knew that I really did love him, and he was a great brother-in-law. Robert is devastated even though he knew it was coming. We both love you, and you are always in my thought and prayers, and his children and their families. God bless and be with all of you during this time of grieving in the loss your beloved husband, John and (the children's father).

Greg Maples says:

Greg Maples Says:
April 1, 2020 12:44PM
We are all so saddened by John's Passing I know I have always enjoyed his OLD SCHOOL ways he was a joy to be around and boat and
fish with, I most enjoyed the gleam and look of pure joy his eyes showed when he was around his daughters and grandkids. I started dating his Daughter Connie in 1975 it wasn't until about 1988 at a function and with him having a few cocktails that he came up and wrapped his arms around me and said Greg I wondered when you two started dating with your long hair and loud cars what was Connie thinking but I trusted
she knew what she was doing and I now I see she was right and made a good choice and I sure do love you and gave me a big hug what a night that was.

After his daughters mother passed I often find a little peace with this song and hope you all might listen Willy Nelson ( Something you get through)

He will truly be missed

Kathy Grubbs Smith says:

I had the pleasure of working with John at Wagner Brake. He was always so kind and calm in any situation. His devotion to his wife, Sandy was an inspiration. The world will be a sadder place without him. I am sending prayers to the family.

Roger and Joyce Thompson says:

We will miss him so very much but we know that John is smiling at all of us from Heaven because there he can have as many free Waffle House waffles with diet syrup and apple jelly as he wants ! :D

Carol and James Seig says:

Sandy I was so saddened to hear of John's passing. I remember a memory you shared with me of you and John dancing on a roof top (I believe this way a job function in Texas?) I remember when I met you and then met John (I thought he was a patient, but then you planted a kiss on his cheek.) John brought you so much joy. When I think of you and John, I remember how he made you smile. James and I are sending out prayers to you and your family, peace be with you.

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